Virginia Show centre was a hive of activity on Thursday, 23 November as Virginia Town Team launched their Town Team Development Plan to a full house.
The Virginia town team, comprising representatives of local development and community groups, has worked on the Development Plan over the past twelve months and at the launch they outlined the range of short medium and long term actions they propose to implement over the coming weeks and months.
Work has already commenced on a number of initiatives outlined in the plan, including the development of the Lakeshore in Virginia as well as a Shop Front Paint Scheme which has been developed in conjunction with Fleetwood Paints and Cavan County Council.
Speaking at the launch, Chairperson of Ballyjamesduff Municipal District, Councillor Philip Brady said, –
“The Local Economic and Community Plan, which was launched last year by Cavan Co Council is based on the premise that agencies, organisations and individuals working together can deliver results and the Town Teams are no different”.
Sheelagh Mc Guinness, Chairperson of Virginia Town Team acknowledged the work of the Town Team members in bringing the plan to fruition and said she looked forward to continued progress in the weeks and months to come. It was fitting that the Virginia Town visitor brochure was launched on the night also. The brochure showcases all that Virginia has to offer and the implementation of the actions in the Town Team Development Plan will build upon this into the future.
“Members on the Virginia Town Team are representative of different aspects of the community here in Virginia but all have the one aim and that is to work together to deliver projects that will help make Virginia a better place to live work and do business in. With more and more funding coming on stream the importance of having pipeline projects cannot be underestimated and through the work that the Town Team has done to date it leaves Virginia well positioned to take advantage of future funding streams,” – added Cllr Brady.